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David Coulthard drove at a speed higher than 100km/h in his Formula one racing car across the Bandra Worli sea link. After the deed has been done the police are compalning. Question: I am sure the police knew about it beforehand. If they were not in agreement why did they allow Coulthard to drive?

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Asked by joyoti sen, 13 Oct '09 07:12 pm
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Coulthard was driving a promotional event and the expessway was closed for traffic during the event. This aint any problem in terms of speed for the cops. They just wanna assert their authority where they shouldnt. Maybe they should look at managing the traffic of Mumbai better than raking a ruckus over petty issues

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Answered by Saj Sierra, 13 Oct '09 07:13 pm

 
  
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Coulthard drove his car at over 200 kmph, double the prescribed speed limit of 100 kmph. Although the speed demon didn't cause any damage to the sealink's structure, those present, including police commissioner D Sivanandan who flagged off the car, were left flabbergasted.

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) sources said the ace F1 driver, who started from the Bandra end, reached a top speed of around 250 kmph and virtually touched the other end of the link in a flash. MSRDC had warned David not to speed in excess of 100 kmph.

Said a senior MSRDC official, ""We respect David for helping put the link on the global map. But he crossed the speed limit and we will have to recover the penalty. We will not return the organisers' deposit

MMSRDC MD Satish Gavai had told TOI that speeding beyond 100 kmph on the link's curve could result in a vehicle losing its balance due to the 'centrifugal' force. Presently, motorists are not even allowed to go beyond 50 km.

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Answered by Jack Johnson, 13 Oct '09 07:37 pm

 
  
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The organisers of Formula 1 racer David Coulthards show on the Bandra-Worli sealink on Sunday may not get back their deposit of Rs 14 lakh
from the state government.

The reason: Coulthard drove his car at well over 200 kmph, against the prescribed speed limit of 100 kmph. Although the speed demon didnt cause any damage to the sealinks structure, those present, including police chief D Sivanandan who flagged off the car, were left flabbergasted.

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) sources said the ace F1 driver, who started from the Bandra end, reached a top speed of around 265 kmph and virtually touched the other end of the link in a flash. MSRDC had warned David not to speed in excess of 100 kmph.

Organisers of the raceRed Bullhad paid Rs 35 lakh to MSRDC of which Rs 21 lakh was to compensate for the days toll collection on the sealink while Rs 14 lakh was a deposit in case of an eventuality like an accident or damage to the structure. We respect Davi ...more
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 14 Oct '09 10:54 am

 
  
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Is there a news on that? Did not get any results on google, was it an organized event? Plz provide info....
Answered by Ashok Maurya, 13 Oct '09 07:33 pm

 
  
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